Concussions in fights are inevitable. Concussions in training are preventable. That is the sensible premise of a recent article published in the Journal of Combat Sports Medicine calling for reform in the prevalence of head trauma combat sports athletes expose themselves to when training for competition. In the recent article, titled Safe Sparring Protocol: Reducing … More Ringside Doctors Call For Less Brain Injury in Sparring
In the UFC antitrust lawsuit that has been before the courts for the better part of a decade the presiding judge indicated that class certification would likely be granted for professional mixed martial artists who competed in one or more live professional UFC-promoted MMA bouts taking place or broadcast in the United States from December … More Kajan Johnson and C.B. Dollaway Look to Add Potentially $1 Billion of Further UFC Antitrust Damages
A few years back I started documenting the legality of bare knuckle boxing which was first legalized by a State athletic commission in 2019 and had several other jurisdictions follow suit all with their own unique legal and regulatory framework. Bare knuckle mixed martial arts is now making a similar comeback and appears to be … More Documenting the Legality of Bare Knuckle Mixed Martial Arts
CombatSportsLaw was proud to once again sponsor up and coming pro MMA Fighter Serena DeJesus! DeJesus headlined this past weekend’s card promoted by Fusion Fight League and secured a victory over her UFC veteran opponent Elizabeth Phillips. Congratulations Serena! Serena is the first professional female MMA fighter diagnosed with autism. She is an inspiration to … More Congratulations Serena DeJesus!
Last month Renan Ferreira and Fabricio Werdum were involved in a fight with a controversial ending at a PFL event hosted in Atlantic City. Werdum had Ferreira in a triangle choke. Ferreira possibly tapped but the referee either did not see or did not believe it to be a tap and the bout continued with … More New Jersey Releases Reasons for Werdum v. Ferreira “No Decision” Appeal
Just a quick regulatory blast from the past. I recently finished reading Tris Dixon’s “Damage” (No this is not a sponsored post). I can’t say enough good things about this very sober and very real discussion about an important topic – long term brain trauma in boxing. If interested in my thoughts you can check … More First Time An Athletic Commission Refused to Licence A Fighter For Too Much “Mileage”?